Mar
25

‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ To Be Inducted In National Recording Registry

Lauryn Hill’s 1998 album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, is among 25 recordings selected this year to be inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.

Under the terms of the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000, the Librarian of Congress each year selects 25 recordings that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” and at least 10 years old.

Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (album) — Lauryn Hill (1998)
Hill’s debut solo record, following the breakup of The Fugees, is a work of honesty in which Hill explores her feelings on topics that included the deep wonder of pregnancy, the pitfalls of modern relationships and the experience of the sacred. The album effortlessly fuses soul, R&B, rap and reggae. Hill’s vocal range, smooth clear highs and vibrato are stunning. The rapping is rhythmically compelling while always retaining, and frequently exploiting, the natural cadences of conversational speech. Standout guest performances include Carlos Santana’s soulful acoustic guitar solo on “Zion” and duets with Mary J. Blige and D’Angelo on “I Used to Love Him” and “Nothing Even Matters,” respectively.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.

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